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What is a safe OTC Med to give a dog for mild

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What is a safe OTC Med to give a dog for mild pain/discomfort? He is a Coker Spaniel. He was jumping from excitement when his grandparents came to visit tonight and now he appears to be gingerly with his hip. I will call his Dr. tomorrow.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

The only safe medication for dogs with pain over the counter is aspirin

An aspirin dose for dogs is 5 mg/ pound every 12 hours with food

Please let your veterinarian know that you have administered aspirin if you take your pet into the office because it will effect what medications would be dispensed since aspirin requires a “washout period” of 48+ hours prior to changing to another non steroidal such as rimadyl, metacam, previcox.

Administer aspirin with food and if you note any reduced appetite, vomiting, diarrhea with administration then please discontinue its use.

You can also rotate warm and cool compresses to the hip in 10 minute intervals and light circular massage to increase blood flow

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 4 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is Wilson feeling? I would love an update when you are able.

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